Alteon Receives CASA Approval for Maintenance Training Under New Ordinance

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA April 18, 2008 – Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), today announced that it received Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval as a Maintenance Training Recognized Organization (MTRO) under a new CASA civil aviation order. Alteon is one of the first maintenance training organizations in the world to receive approval for Boeing airplane maintenance training under the new CAO.

Civil Aviation Order 100.66 aligns Australian maintenance training regulations with European regulations. The approval affects the 737-600/700/800/900 airplane family while the 777 and 787 are scheduled for approval in 2008.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be one of the first aviation training companies to have Boeing airplane maintenance training approved under this new order,” said Sherry Carbary, president of Alteon Training. “This certification reaffirms the high quality and skill of Alteon instructors within our global network and brings us one step closer to a global standard of excellence in training.”

Alteon has training centers approved under CAO 100.66 in Seattle (USA), Brisbane (Australia), Singapore and Manchester (U.K.). The company will also retain their current approval to conduct maintenance training under the CASA-Australia CAR 30 regulations.

“Each time Alteon secures a new approval from regulators, it enables us to continue to provide the most effective and efficient training for our customers in more locations around the world. This also helps to enhance the skill set of workers in the aviation industry,” added Carbary.

Alteon Training is the world’s aviation training partner of choice and the industry leader in providing airline-focused aviation training solutions. The company provides its partners an expanding and integrated services portfolio that includes flight, technical and cabin safety training.

Alteon is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within Boeing Commercial Airplanes' Commercial Aviation Services group. The training organization supports the world's aviation community operating more than 100 full flight simulators in 20 locations on 6 continents.